JOURNAL: WORKPLACE

The new Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation headquarters repurposes a former 1980s warehouse-turned-office-building, transforming it into a modern research laboratory and workplace. While working remotely and using new methods of collaboration, the design team uncovered existing site conditions and integrated the historic character of the building into the new design.

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Learn how CO has shifted to a remote onboarding process with success. In this journal, CO Managing Principal Jenna Knudsen shares how CO hired 35 new employees and how they were introduced to CO in a virtual setting.

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In response to the events that took place mid-2020, CO felt the need to broaden diversity and inclusion initiatives to include justice and equity, creating a CO JEDI Task Force. It can no longer be ignored that racism exists, and CO’s mission is to dismantle systemic racism by taking decisive action and empowering marginalized voices.

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CO joined the AIA Los Angeles Practice Committee’s Roundtable “Future of Remote Working in Architecture Practice” on February 16. CO’s Managing Principal Scott Kelsey was on the panel while Senior Associate Lauren Coles moderated this roundtable discussion on office re-entry.

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Before CO designed a client’s new office space, the design team led the client through a Cultural Change Management process. Programming began with a Visioning Workshop, followed by crew meetings, during which the program and the characteristics of each space in the program were defined with increasing detail. Learn more about the process during the design of the Satellite Design & Prototyping Laboratory.

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CO Architects worked closely with this client to transform their space into a functional, integrative and collaborative office environment with work showcased on a “tour route” for the public and their future clients.

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Discover the story behind the innovative design concepts and program spaces found in the University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Innovation Building.

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